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Michael J. Kim

Deputy Chief of Staff

VA Long Beach health care

Michael J. Kim, MD was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff for the VA Long Beach Healthcare System in August of 2019.

Dr. Kim began his career with VA Long Beach Healthcare System in 2012 as the Section Chief of Neuroradiology and then served as Chief of Imaging Healthcare Group from 2017 to 2019.

Dr. Kim received his B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California – Santa Cruz, his Medical Doctorate from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, Diagnostic Radiology Residency at the University of California – Irvine, and Neuroradiology Fellowship at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Dr. Kim holds an appointment with the School of Medicine at University of California – Irvine as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Radiological Sciences.

Dr. Kim has held a variety of leadership positions ranging from Chief Resident, Chief Fellow, Section Chief, and Service Chief while also receiving a variety of awards including, Intern of the Year, Teacher of the Year, and Best Healthcare Group Chief. His research interests include the use of artificial intelligence and has a research grant with the Center of Artificial Intelligence in Diagnostic Medicine (CAIDM) at the School of Medicine at the University of California- Irvine. Dr. Kim is passionate in process improvement and has a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in Healthcare Management.